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Fifth Grade Celebrates Luau/Beach Day
Celebrating 100 Days of Learning
The USDA has extended the free breakfast and free lunch offerings for all school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program through June 2022. Therefore, all students remain eligible for breakfast and lunch at no cost for the entire 2021-2022 school year. Please note that a' la carte items are not considered "meals" and do not qualify as free, but are still available for purchase. THESE ITEMS INCLUDE INDIVIDUAL CARTONS OF MILK, INDIVIDUAL JUICE, BEVERAGES, SNACKS, INDIVIDUAL FRUIT. For additional information, please contact Child Nutrition at 631-382-5000.
The sun was out and shining on the Tackan 5th grade moving up ceremony this morning.
Principal Matthew Fury, PTA President Michelle Abola and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Assessment Paul Strader were on hand as students, faculty and family celebrated.
Congratulations to all!
Date Added: 6/17/2022
What a job done today by the Nesconset Fire Department education children at Tackan Elementary School about fire prevention.
The students learned about the inner workings of a fire truck, ambulance and how to escape a "simulated" fire from the fire prevention trailer.
Head to the Smithtown Central School District Facebook page to see the video!
The Smithtown Central School District has named its 2022 Torch Award recipients!
The Torch Award is presented to Smithtown teachers who have significantly contributed to the growth and professional development of their teacher colleagues.
The teachers gathered Monday at St. James Elementary School for an awards presentation and Superintendent Dr. Mark Secaur lauded them for their achievements.
The 2022 Torch Award recipients are:
Clara Antunes (HSE), Eileen Creutz (Takan Elementary), Steve Jenkins (Smithtown Elementary), Jennifer Keller (HSW), Amanda Kinnear (HSW & HSE), Catherine Masrour (HSW), Donna McGoldrick (Great Hollow Middle), Lesley McGovern (Great Hollow Middle), Scott Miller (Accompsett Elementary), Tim Needles (HSW), Katherine Neumair (HSW & Accompsett), Donna Janouskovec Renahan (Saint James Elementary), Jeannine Roberts (Great Hollow Middle), Susan Ryan (Accompsett Middle School) and Jennifer Solomon (Smithtown Elementary)
Congrats to all and thank you!
Date Added: 6/13/2022
Tackan Elementary fourth grader Liam Taracido was one of fifteen scouts chosen over the weekend to do a Q&A session with an Astronaut who is 254 miles above Earth!
In conjunction with a STEM fair hosted by Brookhaven National Labs, Liam was able to ask a question to astronaut and Eagle Scout, Dr. Kjell Lindgren.
Click the link to hear Liam’s question to Dr. Lindgren who was traveling at 17,500 mph!
LIAM TALKS WITH AN ASTRONAUT
Date Added: 6/6/2022
For the first time the Tackan Elementary school hosted a kindergarten extravaganza!
The students sang four songs: Best Day Of My Life, Happy, Count On Me and
First Grade, First Grade
(otherwise known as New York, New York)
Date Added: 5/23/2022
Project Lead The Way has recognized all of Smithtown Central School District’s elementary and middle schools as 2021-22 PLTW Distinguished Schools!
For the fourth consecutive year, all seven of our elementary schools have been designated as Distinguished Launch Schools based on our PLTW Launch program in the 2019-2020 school year. The Smithtown Central School District elementary schools represent seven of only 11 in New York to be recognized. Across the United States only 374 schools have received this distinction for 2020-2021.
For the third consecutive year, all three of our middle schools have been designated as Distinguished Gateway Schools based on our Gateway program in the 2019-2020 school year. Our middle schools represent three of only four in New York to be recognized. Across the entire United States only 158 schools have received this distinction for 2020-2021.
Smithtown School District superintendent Mark Secaur says, "I’m very proud to hear that all 10 of our Elementary & Middle Schools were named Distinguished Schools by Project Lead the Way! Allowing ALL students access to engage in this program paved the way for this great honor!”
Date Added: 5/23/2022
Layla Marte was very proud of her father, Officer Miguel Marte today at Tacken Elementary School.
Officer Marte, who is a member of the NYPD, stopped by Mrs. Bennis’ 3rd grade class to read a book to the kids and answer any questions they had.
Officer Marte also handed out some NYPD swag for the students.
The Smithtown Central School District is proud to support Police Appreciation Week and proud of it’s partnership with the SCPD.
Date Added: 5/16/2022
Tackan Elementary second graders proudly displayed their research for their families on Thursday.
The students had researched and created posters about a state.
The facts they learned included the state’s capital, bordering states, nickname, key products and interesting facts.
Family members on Thursday milled throughout the displays and asked questions to the students about their states.
Date Added: 4/28/2022
Students in Lisa Draiss’ second grade class at Tackan Elementary practiced being resourceful as part of their Earth Day project. The students used items that normally would be discarded or recycled to make art.
Students used scraps from other projects and newspapers as their recycled art materials.
They used their imagination, choosing their own topic.
They layered their recycled materials to create a textured appearance.
Some even used watercolors while constructing polar bears, sharks and even a hot air balloon.
Date Added: 4/27/2022
High School East Leadership visited Tackan Elementary second graders to share a belated Earth Day lesson on Monday.
In each second grade classroom, a pair of high school students began their lesson with an overview about Earth Day and the importance of keeping the planet clean.
The classes then read aloud from the book “I Am Earth” by Donald James McCarty and Rebecca McDonald.
The visit ended with the second graders participating in a craft project. Students put paint on their hands and left a handprint on a wooden pallet that had the planet painted on it.
Earth Day officially was recognized internationally on Friday, while students were enjoying spring break.
Date Added: 4/25/2022
The Smithtown Central School District celebrated its newly tenured staff and this academic year’s retirees on Tuesday night.
Prior to the Board of Education meeting during which formal approval took place, the honorees gathered in the multipurpose room at the District’s New York Ave. offices to celebrate.
The 25 newly approved tenure recipients: Catherine Abbott, Dara Brachfeld, Samantha Buttice, Kristin Campisi, Jessica Castoro, Mark Cimino, Lindsay Clifford, Kevin Colon, Julianne DeSilva, Christopher Elsesser, Erika Farruggio, Jennifer Fazzio, Eileen Flynn, Jacqueline Harden, Nicole Kerins, Joseph McFadden, Jennifer McGlone, Louis Mincieli, Melissa Minerva, Shannon Moore, Alyssa Patrissi, Maaria Syska, Taylor Walsh, William Weinstein and Renee Weltsch.
And the 35 retiring staff members: Donna Atkinson, Lynne Barry, James Berger, David Bestenheider, Debra Calabza, Vincent Campagna, Kathy Coffin, Olga Crnosija, Claudine DeCoteau, Eileen DiCristofaro, Doreen Downes, Tina Dray, Regina Dunne, Allison Edwards, Diana Feirstein, Cheryl Glick, Mary Pat Grafstein, Jane Groneman, Peggy Knudsen, Virginia Kohilakis, Mary Grace Lynch, Marlene Mitchell, Lisa Molano, Alexis Nagowski, Sharon Nilson, Cindy Nocero, Laura Persichilli, Patricia Petrucelli, Teresa Russo, Patrick Smith, Donald Wallace, Beth Woods, Jeff Woodward, Linda Wurtz and Barbara Zemcik.
The retirees were each individually honored at the Board of Education meeting.
Date Added: 4/12/2022
Tackan Elementary fifth graders are ready for the curtain to be raised on their play, “33 Little Pigs.”
The students had their final dress rehearsal, performing for younger students on Thursday morning, in advance of the 7 p.m. evening premiere of the performance.
There is no admission charge for the evening performance in the school’s gymnasium.
Date Added: 4/7/2022
Third graders at Tackan Elementary brought the Olympic spirit to their gymnasium on Monday night.
After an opening ceremony complete with a torch handoff and Olympic oath, the students and their families competed in several events during the annual Sports Night.
The events included passing hula hoops down an entire line of teammates without ever breaking contact with the person next to you as well as assorted races.
Date Added: 4/5/2022